2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Check out our meeting coverage and share the latest research insights with your colleagues.

Distinguishing RCC From Benign Masses

Metabolic profiles determined by serum and urine analyses may distinguish benign renal masses and renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a pilot study.

Record Number of Transplants

Surgeons in the United States transplanted a record number of organs, including kidneys, in 2016, according to data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

bpMRI Improves PCa Risk Stratification

Targeted prostate biopsy based on the findings of a novel biparametric magnetic resonance imaging (bpMRI) protocol improves risk stratification among men with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer (PCa).

Nephrology in Crisis: Too Few Trainees

Fewer medical graduates are applying for nephrology fellowship training.

Novel Calcimimetic Approved for SHPT

Etelcalcetide has received FDA approval for the treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in adult patients on hemodialysis.

Skin Sodium Linked to LVH

Heart disease claims the lives of many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Now a new study suggests a potential avenue: thickening of the heart's left ventricle spurred, in part, by excess sodium consumption and retention.

Targeted Biopsy Ups PCa Detection in ...

Multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) fusion targeted biopsy detects more clinically significant prostate cancers (CSPCa) in black men using fewer cores than conventional random biopsy, researchers report.

Stones Likely in Asthmatic Children

Kidney stones are more common among children with asthma compared with the general pediatric population, new findings suggest.

CKD-MBD Biomarker Targets ID'd

To decrease the risk of death, Taiwanese researchers suggested achieving target calcium levels or simultaneously achieving target phosphorus and intact parathyroid hormone levels.

Business Associate Agreement Slipups

Although HIPAA clearly states providers should have business associate agreements, one quarter of legal settlements listed were related to these agreements.

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